Even in a city famed for the sheer scope of its award-winning architecture, the old Prentice Women's Hospital building in downtown Chicago stands out, thanks to its sculptural, futuristic facade. But soon, Prentice might not be standing at all—if Northwestern University has its way.
While gadgets improve by leaps and bounds every year, the technology that powers them hasn't. Batteries still suck, unless something comes of this research at Northwestern University that promises new lithium-ion alternatives that charge ten times faster with ten times the capacity.
Who would have guessed that watching a washed-up comedian do his thang would encourage more creativity and cleverness than a few minutes of watching something intelligent? That's the findings from Northwestern University, which studied how people react to a puzzle in different moods.
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a way to make people with prosthetic limbs feel by transplanting nerves from the amputated hand into the patient's chest. Though the feeling would be in the chest rather than their arms, the scientists are hopeful that this could lead to prosthetics with sensors…